Over at Crimepieces, Sarah Ward says:
‘Collecting the stories around an overarching theme was an excellent idea for this book. It gave the collection a homogenous feel but allowed the writers to express their individual styles within the narratives. The stories are fairly short but many are powerful. And it’s allowed me to discover new writers I can’t wait to read more of.’
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Guns Of Brixton gets a great review over at Col’s Criminal Library. Here’s what Col says: ‘Short, sharp, violent, funny, populated by an interesting smorgasbord of low-life, criminals……. Half-Pint Harry, Anarchy Al and the like. The action mainly concerns recovering a missing suitcase, interspersed with an accidental killing, a jewellery heist, dingy pubs and greasy cafes, drug use, lock-ups, a car crash, leopardskin Speedos and a priest addicted to re-runs of Lovejoy with loveable rogue Ian McShane!’
Read the rest of the review here.
The fifth issue of ALL DUE RESPECT magazine has been reviewed at the blog REGULAR GUY READING NOIR.
Here’s what he says about my story THE LAST LAUGH:
‘ Paul D Brazill joins the party with a great tale of revenge. His main character, Godard, has his eye on revenge and retribution against a bent copper from his past. After getting the location of his adversary through the forceful beating of another old nemesis, the story really gets dark. Like I said before, hard to pick a favorite from this great collection, but this one certainly would be in my top choices. Excellent story!’
Read the rest of the review here and check out the blog, if you get a chance.
The legendary Maxim Jakubowski gives Guns Of Brixton a great review in his latest monthly column at Lovereading.
‘Poland-based British author Brazill is one of the leading lights of a burgeoning independent crime publishing landscape in which he has been a prolific pen as well as nurturing editor. This short novel is an expansion of a popular short story and its title places it right at the centre of the hardboiled genre. Foul mouthed, fast and furious, at times even comic’
Read the rest HERE.
There’s a great FIVE STAR review of GOB by Graham Smith over at the prestigious CRIMESQUAD.
‘Guns of Brixton’ is a taut story wrapped around the possession of a briefcase with mysterious contents. Told from disparate viewpoints it follows a bunch of unwieldy yet utterly believable characters as they get dragged into an ever worsening situation.
It is with these characters, Brazill shows his greatest skill as an author. Each is portrayed with an artist’s eye for detail which in turn makes the ‘Guns of Brixton’ a compelling read.’
Read the rest here, along with some other tasty stuff.
You can GET GOB from from loads of places including Barnes & Noble, Caffeine Nights Publishing, WHSMITH, Waterstones,Foyles, Amazon and Amazon UK.
CRIME FICTION LOVER says :
‘populated by a rogue’s gallery of scoundrels and swindlers with names like Half-Pint Harry and Anarchy Al, and their dirty deeds are done dirt cheap. The musical name dropping proves infectious thanks to the skill of the author, and the book is big fun to read.’
DETECTIVES BEYOND BORDERS says :
‘a comic romp, a kind of high-spirited musical without music, albeit one full of violence, the threat thereof, and all sorts of unpleasant bodily effluvia, whether the result of gun blasts or not.’
Guns Of Brixton (published in by Caffeine Nights Publishing) is out NOW as a paperback and as an eBook. You can get it from from loads of places including Barnes & Noble, Caffeine Nights Publishing, WHSMITH, Waterstones,Foyles, Amazon and Amazon UK.